Wednesday, September 26, 2012

PSID Class Exhibit 2012 : Gabay

You might want to visit this exhibit of our future and promising interior designers from The Philippine School of Interior Design, graduating class of 2012. It's at SM City North Edsa (at the former Super Sale Club) from September 29 to October 31, 2012. 

Here's a sneak peek of the exhibit booths and the press release from PSID.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Bo Concept's 60th Anniversary

Sixty years. Three generations of Danish design founded by two Danish craftsmen. Sixty years. A vision that started in a small furniture factory in Denmark to what is now a global retail furniture chain in more than fifty countries. Sixty years. And still counting.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

On My Shelf : Kelly Hoppen Home

"When you create a home, you create one to live in now - not tomorrow, next month, next year, but now. There is no better time than today. My hope is that, with this book, you, too, can transform your house into a home that feels as perfect to you as Stone House did to me all those years ago."

Kelly Hoppen, Home

Friday, September 14, 2012

Pinned : Bathrooms

For the month of September, Pinned is all about bathrooms. These are just some of my personal favorites, as seen in Pinterest.

from Elle Decor
I love the detail of the stainless steel counter legs.
It gives that much needed accent to an all white, pristine bathroom.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Condo Living Magazine: 7 Years

Condo Living Magazine is celebrating its seventh year with a stylish home exhibit. The exhibit will showcase a collection of vignettes curated by the editorial team of Condo Living Magazine. This year's anniversary and exhibit will be at The Podium and shall be open to the public from September 23-27, 2012. A cocktail party shall be held on September 25 at 6pm to officially open the exhibit.

Congratulations to the Condo Living Magazine team for living up the sky high lifestyle!

Design Tips from the Kitchen Specialist

The Kitchen, I would say, is one of the most busiest places in the house. There are so many activities going around there for each member of the family - the mom prepares food and cooks, the kids grab their snacks and beverages from the refrigerator, the dad prepares a midnight snack on the kitchen table, the helper stores the freshly bought food from the grocery and sometimes, the family gathers in the kitchen to have an informal meal.

Monday, September 10, 2012

4th Bluprint AVid Competition

In line with the government's National Tourism Development Plan and the 40th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage List, this year's BluPrint AViD (Annual Visionary Design) Competition's challenge is to design a Destination Pit Stop or a Visitor's Center to be located at one of the Philippine World Heritage Sites.

The competition is open to all Filipino citizens, based in the Philippines or abroad and shall be divided into three categories: Architects (licensed, here or abroad);Students & Graduates (currently enrolled students or graduates of Architecture, Interior Design, Engineering and other allied disciplines such as Fine Arts, etc);and the General Public. All categories are open to an individual or a group. 

Grand prize winners for each category will be awarded with a cash prize, a feature in BluPrint magazine, and a trophy by world-renowned glass sculptor Architect Ramon Orlina. Runner-ups will also get a cash prize and a feature in the magazine.

Deadline of entries is on September 30, 2012. For more information, you can visit their website 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

September 2012: The Countdown Begins

Oh how I long for September! It was just like yesterday when it was January, and come Valentine's Day, Christmas is really over. How I dream of my favorite season to be back again soon! Time flew by during the summer months. And when the rainy season starts, we all know it's just a matter of time. And here it is again. :) Christmas in the Philippines officially starts when the "ber" beckons our calendars again.

For the month of September, I am excited to feature the work of this interior designer turned kitchen specialist, Margarita Montiel-Encela. She will be sharing with us her expertise in designing a kitchen and get a chance to also see the projects of her kitchen company, MMKitchen Cabinetry.

Also, from this month on, I will be sharing rooms that I have pinned on Pinterest which I will call Pinned! And for this month, I will be showing the different bathroom designs that I have pinned so far. I'm also planning a feature on commercial interiors on the Local Scene and hopefully a review of a design/art/architecture book for the now monthly, On My Shelf.

It may be September already, but I still have to wait for November before I can officially see some decors around the metro. But what makes it feel so Christmas-y at this time is that warm feeling that I get knowing that it truly is just a few sleeps away. And the waiting for it, is always the best part. :)